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Japan donates $927,000 for terrorism, human traffic prosecution in Nigeria

By Abosede Musari, Abuja   |   29 January 2015   |   8:15 pm

NOT discouraged by the current threat to its citizens by the Islamist fundamentalist terrorist group, ISIS, the government of Japan has announced its intention to donate the sum of $927,000 to build capacity in Nigeria towards effective prosecution of terrorists and human traffickers.

  A press statement announcing the grant, which was sent to The Guardian yesterday by Mariko Chiba of the Economic and Development Co-operation section of the embassy of Japan in Abuja, said: “The embassy is sending the grant to the United Nations through one of its organs, the United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The grant will be signed next Tuesday by Japanese Ambassador Ryuchi Shoji and Deputy Executive Director and Director of Division of Operations at the UNODC, Aldo Lale-Demoz.

  “The grant will be released under the Conflict Prevention and Peace-building Grant Aid programme of the embassy. It is expected to be used for “capacity-building for effective prosecution of terrorism offences” and “support to the fight against trafficking in persons in Nigeria.” 

 




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